Sometimes we forget that Americans have lots of competition for dumbest group of people on the planet. Imagine how refreshing it is — or maybe how maddening — when we look at the shit stew brewing in this country and realize that the shit stew of foreign lands is equally shitty. Here’s an “I can’t believe this is a real story” story from AFP:
Indonesian authorities said Monday they are considering a petition to tear down a statue of US President Barack Obama as a boy, only a month after the bronze was unveiled in Jakarta.
The statue of “Little Barry” — as Obama was known when he lived in the capital in the late 1960s — stands in central Jakarta’s Menteng Park, a short walk from the US president’s former elementary school.
Critics say the site should have been used to honour an Indonesian and 55,000 people have joined a page on social networking website Facebook calling for the statue to be removed.
Biggest news: Online petitioning works in Indonesia, nowhere else. Second biggest news: There’s a story prominently featuring Facebook not appearing in Time magazine! Continuing:
Members of the “Take Down the Barack Obama Statue in Menteng Park” group on Facebook say Obama has done nothing for Indonesia.
“Barack Obama has yet to make a significant contribution to the Indonesian nation. We could say Obama only ate and s (expletive) in Menteng. He spent his subsequent days living as an American,” the web page says.
Of course you could say only that Obama ate and shat in Menteng. He was 6 years old when he moved there.
And you’re right to wonder why he hasn’t done anything for Indonesia. He’s only dealing with two foreign wars, the biggest recession since the 1930s, a Congress that can’t or won’t do anything and his own blunders that aren’t even a result of a Joe Biden gaffe. Why hasn’t he gotten to Indonesia yet, the incompetent fuck?
Ugh. Nothing like a little retarded entitlement to make us feel as if we’re not alone on this big ol’ crazy Earth.